I'd buy an older 20" or 23" Apple Cinema Display from ebay. You can get them anywhere from $100 and up. It works great with my MacBook Pro, and it has brightness controls and everything that work with the Apple Keyboards. It's pretty seamless in intergration compared to other models, and IMO it's worth the extra that most people pay, especially if you plan on keeping it for the 5 years or so that I do. Plus, it comes with the cords you need so you hve to figure that into the cost of comparison too.I'm a recent Mac convert. I bought a 13inch mac book pro but am now considering an external display. Does anyone have suggestions for relatively inexpensive displays and the requisite cords?